"All politics is local."
~ Former U.S. House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill
"Think globally; act locally."
~ Author unknown
One course of action for individuals who are concerned about the designs of conquest on the part of militant Islam is to write to local mosques and ask for their participation and public condemnation of terrorist activities. The more letters local Islamic leaders receive, the more likely they are to contribute to efforts to stop militant Islamic terrorism.
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Sample letter to the Islamic communityHere is a sample letter some citizens are using to invite a dialogue with the Islamic community:
Dear Islamic Neighbors:
The region of our planet that is the birthplace of your faith is under siege by terrorists who insist that Americans convert to Islam or be slaughtered. These terrorists point to the Qur'an as the source of justification for their heinous actions.
Do most Muslims agree that it is God's will to make jihad to restore the Caliphate, force non-Muslims to convert to Islam, or slaughter thousands of innocent people by commandeering commercial aircraft or bombing public places? If not, where are the emphatic public demonstrations of law-abiding Muslims to condemn the fascists who subvert your faith?
If these bloodthirsty killers are NOT following Islamic tenets, is it not incumbent upon the peaceful followers of Muhammad to publicly distinguish themselves from terrorist groups and condemn the use of the Qur'an to justify terrorism?
Americans see crowds of people in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and elsewhere across the world publicly celebrating attacks like those of September 11, 2001 or dancing with glee as the burning, beheaded corpse of an American civilian dangles from a rope on a bridge.
If the Islamic community in America does not assertively, publicly, overwhelmingly condemn such perverse acts, how can non-Muslims distinguish Islamic fascists from peace-loving Muslim bretheren? How can terrorists know that they lack the support of their peaceable Muslim bretheren? Will we ever see massive public demonstrations in support of the fatwa against terror, announced in July of 2005?
As you may know, current military counter-terrrorism efforts and rules of engagement can only suppress, not defeat terrorism. To peacefully establish lasting religious tolerance and coexistance, militant Islamic terrorists must be defeated from within the Islamic community.
Please act now! Surely any news media would be very receptive to a request from your office for coverage of a public demonstration of what is in your minds and hearts.